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Solecki and Rosenzweig 2014

Solecki, W., and C. Rosenzweig, 2014: Climate change, extreme events, and Hurricane Sandy: From non-stationary climate to non-stationary policy. J. Extreme Events, 1, no. 1, 1450008, doi:10.1142/S2345737614500080.

This paper illustrates and examines the development of a flexible climate adaptation approach and non-stationary climate policy in New York City in the post-Hurricane Sandy context. Extreme events, such as Hurricane Sandy, are presented as learning opportunities and create a policy window for outside-of-the-box solutions and experimentation. The research investigates the institutionalization of laws, standards, and codes that are required to reflect an increasingly dynamic set of local environmental stresses associated with climate change. The City of New York responded to Hurricane Sandy with a set of targeted adjustments to the existing infrastructure and building stock in a way that both makes it more resistant (i.e., strengthened) and resilient (i.e., responsive to stress) in the face of future extreme events. Post-Sandy New York experiences show that the conditions for a post-disaster flexible adaptation response exist, and evidence shows that the beginnings of a non-stationary policy generation process have been put into place. More broadly, post-disaster policy processes have been configured in New York to enable continuous co-production of knowledge by scientists and the community of decision-makers and stakeholders.

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@article{so09100t,
  author={Solecki, W. and Rosenzweig, C.},
  title={Climate change, extreme events, and Hurricane Sandy: From non-stationary climate to non-stationary policy},
  year={2014},
  journal={J. Extreme Events},
  volume={1},
  number={1},
  pages={1450008},
  doi={10.1142/S2345737614500080},
}

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TY  - JOUR
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AU  - Solecki, W.
AU  - Rosenzweig, C.
PY  - 2014
TI  - Climate change, extreme events, and Hurricane Sandy: From non-stationary climate to non-stationary policy
JA  - J. Extreme Events
VL  - 1
IS  - 1
SP  - 1450008
DO  - 10.1142/S2345737614500080
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